Tag: Blues

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Rising blues star Angelique Francis has a new album out ...

It takes so much more than a strong voice, songs, and performing ability to break through the ocean’s swell of talent out there; it also takes a special something that, while hard to pinpoint, is undeniably irresistible. With that, there’s ...
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How Matt Andersen accidentally wrote a song with David Francey

Singer-songwriter Matt Andersen’s new album, House To House, is something of a return to his roots in its approach. The New Brunswick native’s first albums, 2004’s One Size Never Fits, and 2005’s Solo At Sessions, were live recordings featuring just Matt’s ...

The Rogue Folk Club Presents I HARRY MANX

“Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a ...
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Soul-rockers Horojo Trio featuring JW-Jones ‘Set The Record’ with their ...

Award-winning soul-rocking rhythm and blues group Horojo Trio is ready to Set The Record with the release of its debut album — available April 1 via Stony Plain Records. The 11-track release includes the new single and video, “Hard As ...
Concert review

The Toronto Blues Society’s 34th annual Women’s Blues Revue

You know, sometimes some of these blues guys can sound like they’re running a salvage job on a bygone spirit, brassy and cold, like a Viagra version of lust, and not unlike the effect of taking a day job option ...
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How Cuban cigars helped shape Kat Danser’s new album

In December of 2019, Edmonton-based blues singer-songwriter Kat Danser was in Havana, Cuba. In May of that year, she found a musical thread to the blues called Trova, which could be referred to as the roots music of Cuba. She ...
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Brian Blain writes about the mother he never knew on ...

After Brian Blain found his birth family, turbulent emotions that stirred within him inspired him to write a song, in just two hours, about the mother he never got to know. The affable blues guitarist was in the final stages ...
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Dalannah’s latest single and video is a powerful ‘Look Ahead’

Canadian matriarch of the blues and veritable musical force of nature Dalannah takes an optimistic, introspective, and encouraging “Look Ahead” with her latest single and video. “This song is an invitation and a reminder for us all as ‘stewards of ...
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Check out ‘The Sellout’ from Maple Blues Award-winner Miss Emily’s ...

Multi-award winning soul and blues singer-songwriter Miss Emily has released a live version of her beloved 2014 single release, ”The Sellout.” It’s not a one-off; the song is featured on the Kingston-based artist Emily Fennell’s first-ever live album release, Live ...
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Derek Andrews talks to Elaine Bomberry about Rez Blues and ...

Elaine Bomberry deserves to be much more widely known among Canadian roots music fans, and we here at Roots Music Canada will do everything we can to shout from the rooftops about how great she is. On April 3, 1993, ...